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The Cleveland Browns Coaching Search Is Going Off The Rails

The Cleveland Browns have been without a head coach for nearly a month. Since firing Rob Chudzinski, five other NFL teams have fired and hired coaches. The Browns are the only team still looking. Today their reported frontrunner, Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase, withdrew his name from consideration. He’s one […]
The Cleveland Browns Coaching Search Is Going Off The Rails
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MAPS: Which NFL Teams Every County In The US Is Rooting For This Weekend

Facebook made these two maps that take a county-by-county look at which teams Americans are rooting for in this weekend’s NFL conference title games. It’s based on Facebook likes. Some observations: Indiana is still loyal to Peyton Manning. Everything east of Iowa is Patriots county … except for Indiana. The […]
MAPS: Which NFL Teams Every County In The US Is Rooting For This Weekend
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21 Awesome Photos From The Brutally Cold Packers-49ers Game

It was five degrees at kickoff of today’s Packers-49ers game, with a wind chill of -10. It was the 14th coldest game in NFL history, according to National Weather Service data. It made for some spectacular photos of crazy fans (including a shirtless one), frozen players, and stoic-but-uncomfortable coaches. Here […]
21 Awesome Photos From The Brutally Cold Packers-49ers Game
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NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where Every Team Stands Going Into The Playoffs

After 17 weeks of regular season games, the same two teams everyone loved since August — Seattle and Denver — still sit atop our power rankings. They’re the favourite going into the playoffs. But parity is the definitive characteristic of the NFL, so all 10 playoff teams behind them have […]
NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where Every Team Stands Going Into The Playoffs
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NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where Every Team Stands Going Into Week 16

The top three AFC teams in our power rankings all lost to teams in the bottom half of the league in Week 15. The playoffs are going to be a wonderful crapshoot. Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images 1. Seattle Seahawks (previously 2nd) Team record: 12-2 Result: 23-0 win over New York […]
NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where Every Team Stands Going Into Week 16
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Dez Bryant Is Everything That’s Right With The Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are a poorly coached, poorly run franchise. They trade up in the draft when all the smart teams are trading down, and end up picking the wrong players anyway. They overpay their own free agents. They overpay other team’s free agents. They fire effective coaches prematurely. They […]
Dez Bryant Is Everything That’s Right With The Cowboys
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NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where Every Team Stands Going Into Week 14

There are between six and nine good teams in the NFL this year. That’s it. Every other team can lose to any other team without rhyme or reason, as we saw this week. Detroit and Philly were the big raisers, while the Jets once again fell hard. [slideshow] [slide permalink=”32-houston-texans-previously-32nd-1″ […]
NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where Every Team Stands Going Into Week 14
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NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where Every Team Stands Going Into Week 13

The AFC playoff picture is a mess. The Titans, Jets, Ravens, Chargers, Steelers, and Dolphins are all 5-6 and tied for the final spot. Beyond that, we have a new No. 1 this week, as well as a new No. 32. [slideshow] [slide permalink=”32-houston-texans-previously-30th-1″ title=”32. Houston Texans (previously 30th)” content=”Record: […]
NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where Every Team Stands Going Into Week 13
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NFL Parity In One Tremendous Graphic

This graphic is a perfect visualisation of NFL parity. Redditor “Lvl9LightSpell” made it and posted it on r/nfl today. Every team beat the team to the clockwise direction, and all 32 teams are on the wheel. So by the transitive property, any team can beat any other team.
NFL Parity In One Tremendous Graphic
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It’s Actually Not A Disaster If Your NFL Teams Starts The Season 0-2

ESPN has been pumping up the importance of Week Two in the NFL all day with the following graphic that shows how often teams make the playoffs depending on their record after two games. Unfortunately, this graphic is a bit misleading and doesn’t tell the whole story: The problem is […]
It’s Actually Not A Disaster If Your NFL Teams Starts The Season 0-2
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Ray Lewis Had A Raw Emotional Breakdown After Beating The Patriots

[credit provider=”Al Bello/Getty Images”] Legendary Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will play his last NFL game ever in the Super Bowl in two weeks.After beating the Patriots, he was even more emotional than usual — weeping and falling to his knees in prayer before embracing his teammates, coaches, and even the […]
Ray Lewis Had A Raw Emotional Breakdown After Beating The Patriots
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Were The Seahawks Screwed By The NFL’s Playoff Schedule?

[credit provider=”Fox Sports”] It’s tough for west coast teams to travel to the east coast and play in the early time slot when players’ bodies still feel like it is morning. And the curious decision by the NFL to schedule the Seattle-Atlanta game in Sunday’s early time slot may have […]
Were The Seahawks Screwed By The NFL’s Playoff Schedule?
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The Agent For A Seahawks Player Who Suffered A Possible Season-Ending Injury Yesterday Blames It On The ‘Crappy’ Field

[credit provider=”Win McNamee/Getty Images”] Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons hurt his knee in yesterday’s win over the Redskins, and the team fears it’s a season-ending ACL tear.After the game, Clemons’ agent Donal Henderson ‘blamed the ‘crappy’ conditions at FedEx Field for contributing to the injury,” Ian Rapoport of NFL […]
The Agent For A Seahawks Player Who Suffered A Possible Season-Ending Injury Yesterday Blames It On The ‘Crappy’ Field
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Here’s Who The Experts Are Picking To Win This Weekend’s NFL Playoff Games

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clay_Matthews_as_Predator.jpg”] We posted our official, stone-cold lock picks for the four NFL Playoff games earlier. Now, let’s check out what the national experts think.NFL picks columns are fun and meaningless, but they do give you a good idea of what the conventional wisdom is at any given […]
Here’s Who The Experts Are Picking To Win This Weekend’s NFL Playoff Games
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Here Are Our Official Picks For Who Wins Every Playoff Game This Weekend

[credit provider=”Steve Dykes/Getty Images”] Welcome to our first ever Wild-Card weekend playoff picks!If this goes well, we’ll publish our picks for next weekend’s playoff games. If it’s an abysmal failure, we’ll all agree to never do this again, and, more importantly, never talk about it again.
Here Are Our Official Picks For Who Wins Every Playoff Game This Weekend
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Here Are The Early Betting Lines For All Four NFL Playoff Games Next Weekend

[credit provider=”Larry French/Getty Images”] The Vegas lines are out for the four wild card round playoff games next weekend. Here’s how they’re posted at the Las Vegas Hilton (via Vegas Insider): Cincinnati at HOUSTON (-4.5), Saturday at 4:30 on NBC Minnesota at GREEN BAY (-7), Saturday at 8:00 on NBC […]
Here Are The Early Betting Lines For All Four NFL Playoff Games Next Weekend
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The Red-Hot Seahawks Are Still Alarmingly Bad On The Road

[credit provider=”AP”] Over the last three weeks, the Seattle Seahawks have been the best team in the NFL. They’ve outscored their opponents 150-30, and Russell Wilson has emerged as a legitimate, non-gimmicky quarterback.But there’s one fact about the Seahawks that should give everyone pause: They are a completely different team […]
The Red-Hot Seahawks Are Still Alarmingly Bad On The Road
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Mic’d Up Refs During Super Bowl, After Wes Welker’s Drop: ‘That Was The Game’

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHbJqMu-pJk&feature=youtu.be”] A few players, coaches and referees were mic’d up for Super Bowl XLVI and the result is this fascinating under-the-hood look at the New York Giants victory over the New England Patriots.  From Wes Welker’s drop to Bill Belichick telling his defence to make Eli Manning go to Mario Manningham (before Manningham made the catch of the year), […]
Mic’d Up Refs During Super Bowl, After Wes Welker’s Drop: ‘That Was The Game’
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The 10 Most Undeserving MVPs In Super Bowl History

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] The Super Bowl MVP is one of the few major sports awards that fans actually help decide. During the Super Bowl, fans will vote on the game’s most valuable player, and though the fans account for only 20 per cent of the vote tally, they do still make […]
The 10 Most Undeserving MVPs In Super Bowl History
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DEBUNKED: Super Bowl Myths And Popular Misconceptions

[credit provider=”Flickr | eugene” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/eugene/3257852608/”] The other night I was talking with some friends about the Super Bowl, and I said something like the following: The Super Bowl’s just basically a coin toss, man. I mean, after a two-week layoff, it’s like starting from scratch.
DEBUNKED: Super Bowl Myths And Popular Misconceptions
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The NFL Just Extended Commissioner Roger Goodell’s Contract Until 2019

[credit provider=”AP”] After helping the NFL and NFLPA come to an agreement on a new labour deal, Roger Goodell is getting a contract extension. Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal reports the NFL has extended Commissioner Goodell’s contract five more years.His contract was set to expire in March 2014 so he’s now […]
The NFL Just Extended Commissioner Roger Goodell’s Contract Until 2019
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SUPER BOWL: Airfares Are Already Soaring Out Of Control To See Giants-Patriots In Indianapolis

[credit provider=”Flickr | eugene” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/eugene/3257852608/”] After a busy Sunday we now know that there’s going to be a Super Bowl rematch between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. Fans from the Northeast—and the rest of the country—are already submitting vacation request paperwork as they roll into the office. […]
SUPER BOWL: Airfares Are Already Soaring Out Of Control To See Giants-Patriots In Indianapolis
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Check Out SB Nation’s Divisional Round Picks, Including One Giant Upset

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERm2ytRDync”] The Wild Card round of the 2012 NFL playoffs is complete and for the first time in five years all the home teams won on opening weekend. That means the AFC and NFC divisional rounds will feature two No. 1 vs. No. 2 games and two No. […]
Check Out SB Nation’s Divisional Round Picks, Including One Giant Upset
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10 Crazy Facts About The Unbelievably Awful History Of The Detroit Lions

[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/Search.aspx?st=k&remem=x&kw=detroit+lions+bag&intv=None&shgroup=-10&sh=10″] The Lions have had a great season … for them.After a sizzling start, the Detroit has been a bit of a mess in the last few months. But these struggles are nothing compared to how terrible they’ve been for decades.
10 Crazy Facts About The Unbelievably Awful History Of The Detroit Lions
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Don’t Laugh, The NFL Should Be Scared To Death Of The San Francisco 49ers

[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/Search.aspx?st=k&kw=patrick%20willis&showact=results&sort=relevance%2Cdate&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1325777398&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&page=2&dah=10%2C10%2C10%2C10%2C10%2C10%2C8%2C8%2C8%2C8%2C8%2C8%2C8%2C8%2C8%2C8%2C8%2C8%2C8%2C8%2C8%2C8%2C8%2C8%2C33%2C33%2C33%2C33%2C33%2C33%2C33%2C33%2C33%2C1%2C1%2C1%2C1%2C1%2C1%2C1%2C1%2C1%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX”] Despite the fact that they won 13 games and had one of the NFL’s best defenses, the San Francisco 49ers aren’t generating much buzz as a Super Bowl sleeper.That’s largely because they’re boring and don’t have a good quarterback and kick field goals like it’s no one’s […]
Don’t Laugh, The NFL Should Be Scared To Death Of The San Francisco 49ers
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The Dirty Little Secret That Makes Us Think The New England Patriots Might Be Frauds

[credit provider=”suttonstylepoints.wordpress.com” url=”http://suttonstylepoints.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/breaking-news-patriots-to-go-with-throwbacks/”] The New England Patriots enter the playoffs at 4/1 odds to win the Super Bowl — making them second-favourites behind the Packers.But here’s their dirty little secret: they haven’t beat a team with a winning record!
The Dirty Little Secret That Makes Us Think The New England Patriots Might Be Frauds
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A Super Simple Guide To Who’s Getting Into The NFL Playoffs

[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/Search.aspx?st=k&kw=tim%20tebow&showact=results&sort=creationdatelower%3Areversealphabetical&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1323272584&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&page=6&dah=300%2C300%2C300%2C300%2C300%2C300%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX”] Going into Week 17, there are three NFL playoff spots left: NFC East (New York Giants or Dallas), AFC West (Denver or Oakland), and AFC Wild Card #2 (Cincinnati, Tennessee, Oakland, or New York Jets).Here’s what needs to happen for each team to get in:
A Super Simple Guide To Who’s Getting Into The NFL Playoffs
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The Patriots And Packers Lead Early In The NFL Playoff Picture

[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/chadwho1ders/2757160667/”] If the NFL season ended today, the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers would be the top seeds for each conference in the playoffs. While that is no surprise, nobody could have predicted the way the rest of the playoff picture is shaking out.Of the 12 […]
The Patriots And Packers Lead Early In The NFL Playoff Picture
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Call Us Crazy, But The Jets Should Let Go Of Santonio Holmes

[credit provider=”AP”] Minutes after a heartbreaking, and presumably humbling, loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers our man Rex Ryan stepped to the podium and sounded strangely familiar.”Our goal for next year won’t change and it’ll never change,” he said. “We’re going to chase that Super Bowl and chase it until we […]
Call Us Crazy, But The Jets Should Let Go Of Santonio Holmes
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The Steelers Are Going To The Super Bowl

[credit provider=”30.fps.mocksession.com” url=”http://30fps.mocksession.com/”] Ben Roethlisberger is headed to the Super Bowl for the third time in his seven-year career, as they defeat the Jets 24-19 en route to a showdown with the Packers in Dallas on Feb. 6The Steelers won behind a dominant first half. Roethlisberger and Mendenhall each ran […]
The Steelers Are Going To The Super Bowl
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The Packers Are Heading To The Super Bowl

[credit provider=”AP Images”] Green Bay walked off frigid Soldier Field triumphant Sunday afternoon, after defeating the Bears 21-14. The Packers await their opponent in Super Bowl XLV two weeks from today in Dallas. It will be their first Super Bowl appearance since 1998 in Super Bowl XXXII.Aaron Rodgers didn’t play […]
The Packers Are Heading To The Super Bowl
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Rex Ryan Draws Praise From Legendary Coaches

In his first year as an NFL head coach, Rex Ryan led his team to the AFC Championship Game.  This year he did it again in even more impressive fashion by taking down two of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, in consecutive weeks.
Rex Ryan Draws Praise From Legendary Coaches
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Did Ben Roethlisberger Learn His Lesson?

The barkeeps along Carson Street say they haven’t seen Ben Roethlisberger around in a while. They’d know if he were here. Pittsburgh, at its core, is one big little city. And people talk. Steel mills used to drive the South Side, but sweat and grit have been replaced by Abercrombie […]
Did Ben Roethlisberger Learn His Lesson?
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Which Of The Four Playoff Quarterbacks Would You Rather Have Right Now?

[credit provider=”Flickr/Chad Davis” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/chadwho1ders/2757160667/”] If the four teams that are still alive in the NFL playoffs have anything in common, it is that each team is led by a solid young quarterback. All four were drafted in the first round and all four are under the age of 30.But if […]
Which Of The Four Playoff Quarterbacks Would You Rather Have Right Now?
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Here’s Your NFL Conference Championship Weekend Schedule

[credit provider=”CBS”] Both No. 1 seeds lost to a No. 6 seed this weekend, as Atlanta and New England went down in (not so) surprising upsets.That sets up two tough cold weather games (and another week of Rex Ryan) to pick the Super Bowl teams.
Here’s Your NFL Conference Championship Weekend Schedule
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Chicago Wins, But The Only Drama Takes Place In Vegas

[credit provider=”AP”] The Chicago Bears throttled the overmatched (and 8-9) Seahawks on Sunday, but the greatest drama happened not in Soldier Field, but in Vegas.After being way behind all day, Seattle rallied to score three touchdowns in the 4th quarter. The last came with 1:27 play, cutting the final score […]
Chicago Wins, But The Only Drama Takes Place In Vegas
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Here’s How One Play Saved Marshawn Lynch’s Career

He bulled, blasted and traversed his way through the bulk of the New Orleans Saints’ defence and into a new realm of renown, and a few hours later Marshawn Lynch decided to hit the town. Only then, in a Seattle restaurant abuzz with the Seahawks’ stunning 41-36 playoff upset of […]
Here’s How One Play Saved Marshawn Lynch’s Career
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Here’s Why The 2010-11 NFL Season Was The League’s Peak

For the National Football League and its fans, there has never been a weekend more worthy of celebration. The 2010 NFL season is likely to be remembered as the zenith for a North American sports league, the climax of 50 years of work in which all five television networks that […]
Here’s Why The 2010-11 NFL Season Was The League’s Peak
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Kevin Kolb Wants Out Of Philly But The Eagles Shouldn’t Budge

While Kevin Kolb has refused to directly ask the Philadelphia Eagles for a trade, he’s made his desires well known.  If the Eagles are willing to hand Kolb the starting quarterback position, he’d be more than happy to stay, but since the team seems all but guaranteed to sign Michael […]
Kevin Kolb Wants Out Of Philly But The Eagles Shouldn’t Budge
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Home Field Advantage Is Worthless In The NFL’s Wild Card Round

[credit provider=”AP”] First Over the weekend, three of the four games in the NFL’s Wild Card round were won by the road team. That may seem like a lot in a sport where home field is considered a huge advantage, but in the Wild Card round, winning on the road […]
Home Field Advantage Is Worthless In The NFL’s Wild Card Round
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Seahawks’ Super Bowl Odds Plummet From 250-1 to 40-1

[credit provider=”AP”] Marshawn Lynch didn’t just slash his way through 11 Saints defenders on his way to the end zone and thrilling upset victory this weekend, he’s he slashed the payout for gamblers hoping to cash in on their success.Before the playoffs began, the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks were getting odds […]
Seahawks’ Super Bowl Odds Plummet From 250-1 to 40-1
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Here’s Your NFL Playoff Schedule For Next Weekend

[credit provider=”AP”] Three road teams (and therefore three lower seeds) won their games on the first weekend of the NFL playoffs. On the “unworthy”  7-9 Seahawks defended their turf.So what can you expect next weekend?
Here’s Your NFL Playoff Schedule For Next Weekend
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